Stroud District Council’s two new youth work staff have been acquainting themselves well during their first few months. Jemma Grieve is the new Youth Participation Officer and Rachael Hill is the new Youth Work Officer. They are developing working relationships with a range of community stakeholders across the district, as well as meeting young people.
Jemma and Rachael operate as part of the Council’s Community Services. They deliver community development based youth work through facilitating the nine Local Youth Forum groups. In addition, they support Stroud District Youth Council (SDYC) projects relating to health and wellbeing, democracy and school curriculums.
This work contributes to the delivery of the Council’s Youth Work Strategy. And, furthermore both keen to hear from those wishing to support young people in making a positive difference to their community.
Recruitment of young people
For young people interested in having a voice, being heard or making changes in their community, joining a local youth forum group will enable them to have a lot of fun. They will also learn new skills such as working in a team, problem solving and being a leader. Group members will meet new people and make new friends, whilst designing and running projects, campaigns and local events.
The local youth forum groups are recognised by adult decision-makers. As a result, group members are able to have a voice on issues that affect young people and are taken seriously. Therefore they are able to change how the community views young people. Members have the opportunity to attend training and dedicated youth voice events deigned to help them in their role. Each local youth forum group has representation to SDYC.
Interested in getting involved? Text ‘I’m Interested’ with your name and postcode to 07896 690140
Jemma can be contacted on 07795 840730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael can be contacted on 07966 556378 or email@example.com